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4:00 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Jerusalem Is Roiled By Violence In A Third Day Of Clashes

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 6:27 pm



There was a third straight day of clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem today. The violence comes as Palestinians buried a teenage boy who had been kidnapped and found dead in a forest. Police are still investigating but Palestinians believe that the boy's killing was a revenge attack after three Israeli teens were abducted and killed. A crime Israel blames on Hamas. Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem.


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The Two-Way
3:25 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

We Have A Weiner: Joey Chestnut Defends Hot-Dog-Eating Crown

He chowed down 61 in 10 minutes. 61! That's 23,790 calories, in case you're counting.
John Minchillo AP

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 4:14 am

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut ate eight fewer hot dogs than last year, but that didn't prevent him from defending his title at Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest in New York.

Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., devoured 61 hot dogs and buns in the allotted 10 minutes. He ate 69 last year. But that wasn't the only reason for Chestnut to celebrate: Just before the competition began on Coney Island, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Neslie Ricasa, also a competitive eater. She said yes.

Matt Stonie finished second. He ate 56 hot dogs and buns.

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The Two-Way
2:20 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Germany And Brazil To Face Off In World Cup Semifinals

Brazil's players celebrate after winning the World Cup quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia on Friday.
Vanderlei Almeida AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 7:20 am

After the first round of World Cup quarterfinal matches, Brazil and Germany will advance and face each other on Tuesday.

Brazil vs. Colombia

It had been an impressive World Cup for Colombia, going further than many expected, but they couldn't hold off the assault from World Cup host Brazil, whose 2-1 victory is sending them to the semifinals for the first time in 12 years.

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The Two-Way
2:07 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

SiriusXM Fires Anthony Cumia, Host Of 'Opie & Anthony,' Over Tweets

Radio shock jocks Greg "Opie" Hughes (left) and Anthony Cumia walk to the XM Satellite Radio studios in 2006, in New York. The network fired Cumia on Thursday for what it said were "racially-charged and hate-filled remarks."
Louis Lanzano AP

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 7:51 pm

Anthony Cumia, co-host of SiriusXM's Opie & Anthony, was fired by the satellite radio network for what the company called his "racially-charged and hate-filled remarks on social media."

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The Two-Way
12:28 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

German Held On Suspicion Of Passing Classified Information

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 7:46 pm

German authorities have arrested a man, who media reports say worked for the country's spy agency, for allegedly passing intelligence to the United States.

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